LARGE QUANTITIES OF GOODS have to be produced, distributed and delivered quickly and on time for an efficient economy to function. In the manufacturing industries where these goods are handled and stored, the warehouses, their loading bays etc., all need to have their floors designed and installed to suit the specific conditions of each area's operation.
It is always essential to ensure that the stresses imposed are all able to be safely accommodated by the flooring system. Therefore, fully understanding each area's operations and then defining all of the performance requirements for the floor is the most important. This includes the required mechanical impact, abrasion and chemical resistance, thermal exposure plus ease of cleaning, and dust prevention, etc.
the name suggests, are applied as dry powders directly onto the surface of the freshly laid concrete, where they are power float finished, and then harden monolithically with the base concrete. This creates an integrated and extremely hardwearing floor. Concrete curing agents, plus surface hardening and sealing compounds complete the Sikafloor® range
Concrete slabs produced from mix designs using admixtures such as Sikament® or Sika® ViscoCrete® SCC technology form a sound foundation and allow accurate levels with the necessary falls to be achieved. Sikafloor® “dry shake” solutions as
Additionally, Sika® EpoCem® technology can be used on relatively new “green” or existing damp concrete, where it acts as a temporary moisture barrier to reduce waiting times for the application of vapour-tight floor systems.
Cementitious, self-smoothing Sikafloor® pumped screeds and Sikafloor® Level are used to provide a uniform and level surface for the application of floor finishes. The vapour permeable and rapid drying screeds provide very economic solutions.
Sika® EpoCem® Technology is again frequently used in refurbishment projects when the existing floors have rising or high moisture contents but need to be over-coated quickly.
Sikafloor® solutions provide a bright colored floor that can be installed in a wide range of thicknesses and with a variety of surface textures. These floors are seamless, non-porous and non-dusting, with good chemical resistance. Their properties make the floor hygienic and easy to clean as well as being hard and very durable, so they are ideally suited for use in dry process and racked storage areas.
Sikafloor® solutions can provide durable flooring solutions for cold storage areas even under the most severe conditions with extreme mechanical, chemical and thermal exposure.
THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES FOR flooring systems in manufacturing facilities are generally in the production areas. These floors not only have to withstand severe exposure, including mechanical, chemical and thermal stresses, but also need to provide the right degree of slip resistance to meet health and safety requirements.
The Sikafloor® systems applied in production areas are based predominantly on Cement, Epoxy and Polyurethane resin technologies, which are developed in our laboratories from more than 50 years of practical experience. For special equirements, di¦erent binder and filler systems are combined to achieve specific properties, e.g. polyurethane and cement in the Sikafloor® PurCem® range for high temperature and chemical resistance in wet environments.
generally require a higher degree of slip-resistance, which must also be easily cleaned, and yet be resistant to the water and any chemical exposure. In the production areas of the food and beverage industries in particular, a clean floor is obviously of crucial importance.to facilitate the necessary hygienic working environment.
Most production areas can be divided into ‘dry’ or ‘wet’ processing areas. Flooring systems in ‘wet’ process areas
‘Dry’ processing areas also often require a balance or compromise to be made between ease of cleaning and slip resistance to meet the requirements for e¤ciency and hygiene, plus health and safety
Sika has a complete range of flooring solutions for industrial facilities that are required to be durable under extreme exposures and conditions of use. These conditions can vary from severe chemical attack with thermal shock exposure in the food industry, to high point loading and abrasion in the automotive industry.
The Sikafloor® PurCem® range will perform under the most demanding service environments and can meet all of these and many other di¦erent individual exposure requirements with design flexibility. This includes a full range of non-slip / anti-skid profiles.
Each day or even each hour of downtime in production can be very expensive in both new construction and in refurbishment projects. It is always therefore essential to finish all
of the flooring work within the shortest possible time, but still ensuring the required performance and durability. Using the fast curing Sikafloor® Pronto systems for floor maintenance and refurbishment projects can reduce down time to a minimum. Sikafloor® systems can also be designed to withstand all of the other requirements and conditions with various degrees of slip resistance and surfaces that are easy to clean.
SIKA HAS DESIGNED SPECIAL flooring solutions for the use in schools, museums, retail, leisure and healthcare facilities, plus many other commercial and public buildings.
This Sika flooring range combines individual design with health care including comfort underfoot and the lowest VOC emissions, in order to create a unique flooring experience.
fillers. These floors allow you to create many di¦erent and unique surface designs, ranging from textured broadcast and smooth power float finishes. Sika decorative floor systems can be produced in a wide range of di¦erent color shades, with additional special colors available to order. This allows you to create your own individual designs or extend your Corporate Identity onto your floors.
The Sika decorative floor range meets the need for individual and decorative designs in commercial, retail and leisure facilities using colored chips, aggregates and other special
Sika ComfortFloor® systems for commercial and public building areas are soft enough to provide underfoot comfort in those areas where personnel stand for long periods of time. These resilient flooring solutions not only reduce footfall noise and horizontal noise transmission, but also resist scratching by their elastic deformation and recovery.